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originally posted by: tothetenthpower
a reply to: StallionDuck
Oh at the very core level I agree with you entirely, there is no such thing as race, I'm talking from a purely group think perspective.
White people can't blame black people for all their issues.
The opposite is also true. That was the argument I was making, that each culture is responsible for their own culture.
I was doing the labeling dance because we were talking specifics. That and I was reading Tumblr this morning which we all know is just filled to the brim with white SJW's.
originally posted by: Raxoxane
a reply to: auraofblack
I am of the opinion that one can have whatever tattoo resonates with one for any reason.Why should it look silly or inappropriate for ethnicities other than Japanese to have a Japanese calligraphy tatt? How absurd,imo.
The history of colonisation in India means that the practice of yoga in countries with colonial ties, like Australia, can never truly be a friendly exchange. In fact, during their colonial rule, the British banned certain practices of yoga which they perceived as threatening and 'less acceptable' Hindu practices
Given most classes are taught by white women, and most ads you see for yoga classes or yoga wear feature white women, white women have become the embodiment of yoga in Australia. As a Hindu woman, this places me as the "other" in a culture that is mine
The yoga class felt strange, as if I had somehow gone there in a misguided attempt to connect with what I thought was a part of my identity. Instead, as the class went on, I felt like an imposter.
Though, to this Hindu girl who migrated to Australia in the 1990s, the appropriation of yoga by western audiences goes further.
Kamna Muddagouni is a lawyer working in Melbourne. Born in Mumbai and raised in Melbourne, Kamna has an avid interest in Indian cinema, pop culture and soft power. She hopes her training in Bollywood dance will one day come to great use when she is 'discovered' as an extra in the next big hit in the subcontinent. She will be the Australia India Institute's blogger for the IFFM, so keep an eye out!
Hollywood, where musicals were popular from the 1920s to the 1950s, though Indian filmmakers departed from their Hollywood counterparts in several ways. "For example, the Hollywood musicals had as their plot the world of entertainment itself. Indian filmmakers, while enhancing the elements of fantasy so pervasive in Indian popular films, used song and music as a natural mode of articulation in a given situation in their films. There is a strong Indian tradition of narrating mythology, history, fairy stories and so on through song and dance." In addition, "whereas Hollywood filmmakers strove to conceal the constructed nature of their work so that the realistic narrative was wholly dominant, Indian filmmakers made no attempt to conceal the fact that what was shown on the screen was a creation, an illusion, a fiction. However, they demonstrated how this creation intersected with people's day to day lives in complex and interesting ways." Western musical television, particularly MTV, which has had an increasing influence since the 1990s, as can be seen in the pace, camera angles, dance sequences and music of 2000s Indian films. An early example of this approach was in Mani Ratnam's Bombay (1995).
This article might seem insignificant in itself, but the deeper issue it touches upon is of extreme importance: denying rights to white people on their skin tone alone is socially permissible.
would you think it appropriate for me to see someone in NYC wearing a pair of those $5k Tony Post boots with a riding heel? Should I feel like my culture is being appropriated because they have never even ridden a horse, and aren't riding one right then (and thus should likely be using the roper heel?)
...and not being a jerk, you respond by laughing at them. 'All hat - no horse'. Best response out there!
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Spookytraction
I come from a place that is lampooned in various forms of cultural appropriation.